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The Hula for Lunch
Dennis J. Bernstein


When I was ten,
I studied Hula dancing
behind a Chinese
take-out joint
in Waikiki.
The head-cook
once told me,
I moved better
than Chop-Suey in a bowl,
and threatened to have me for lunch.

© by Dennis J. Bernstein



Dennis J Bernstein has enjoyed a long and glorious career in broadcasting, writing, and teaching. The award-winning host and producer of the syndicated radio program Flashpoints, his reporting frequently focuses on international affairs and he is a long-time champion of human rights. One of Dennis' books is a poetry collection, Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom, based on his experiences as a special education teacher in the New York City public school system. The book received the 2012 Literary Achievement Award from Artists Embassy International. Dennis' articles and essays have been widely published in magazines and newspapers. He lives in San Francisco.


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